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Moody, Charles H. (8th NY Cavalry)


Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Moody was born on September 9, 1843. He was a bugler and orderly in the 8th N.Y. Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War. He enlisted at the age of 18 on August 23, 1862 and was mustered out in June 27, 1865 in Alexandria, VA. On June 1, 1864, he was captured and sent to a Confederate POW Camp in Florence, South Carolina. By the end of the war, he had earned the rank 2nd Lieutenant. Following the war he married Helen M. Hall and they had one daughter. He worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber company. He passed away on June 1, 1908.

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Charles H. Moody Papers

Identifier: Ms-2017-003

The Charles H. Moody Papers contain correspondence from Charles H. Moody to his father, mother, brother, and various friends relating to his service in Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, datingranges from January 1862-June 1865.

Dates: 1862 - 1889